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Ohio State creates center to study impact of war on drugs

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University has announced the creation of a center to study the societal impacts of the country's drug war. The Drug Enforcement and Policy Center is being established with a $4.5 million gift from the Charles Koch Foundation. The center is based in the Ohio ...

3 in Ohio House disciplined for harassment in recent years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Newly released documents show that three more state lawmakers in Ohio were disciplined over harassment claims in recent years and an aide was terminated in a separate harassment case. Records released Wednesday by House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger follow the October ...

Man charged in teacher killing called 911 after body found

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of stabbing and shooting his future mother-in-law told a 911 dispatcher outside of Cleveland that he and the woman's husband found her on their kitchen floor with blood all around. Jeffrey Scullin Jr. was breathing heavily as he described finding the ...

Firefighter loses leg after being hit by car

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio police say a firefighter has lost one of his legs to amputation after he was hit by a car while working a crash scene. Highway patrolman Sgt. Jason Cadle says the firefighter was at the scene of a two-vehicle crash in Springfield Wednesday night when he was ...

Receiver seeks sale of $30 million in gold from shipwreck

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court-appointed receiver is asking an Ohio judge to approve the sale of $30 million in gold recovered from a shipwreck off the Carolina coast to pay off claims from creditors and investors. The Dispatch reports receiver Ira Kane filed the motion Oct. 24 for the sale ...

Ohio woman sentenced for role in toddler’s beating death

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has received eight years in prison for failing to prevent her boyfriend from fatally beating her 3-year-old son. The Repository reports 34-year-old Ruth Buggey, of Canton, was sentenced Wednesday in northeast Ohio's Stark County after previously pleading ...

Dad of Cincinnati Zoo’s famous baby hippo dies at age 36

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo says the father of its famous baby hippo, Fiona, has died at age 36. The zoo says Henry had been struggling with health issues for months and lost hundreds of pounds. The zoo says the hippo had been in obvious decline the past few days and that staffers ...

Columbus police facing multiple civil rights lawsuits

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Almost 20 years after the government sued Ohio's largest city alleging police routinely violated residents' civil rights, Columbus is facing more than two dozen complaints raising similar concerns, records show. Documents also ...

Lawyer: Inmate drew terror suspect into plot to kill judge

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man jailed on terrorism charges two years ago was drawn into a plot to kill a federal judge in Ohio by another inmate attempting to reduce his own sentence, according to his attorney. Pre-sentencing court documents filed this week by ...

Future son-in-law charged in killing of Ohio school teacher

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing and shooting a popular middle school teacher was engaged to her daughter, police said Tuesday. Authorities arrested and charged 20-year-old Jeffrey Scullin Jr. with aggravated murder. Scullin and the victim's daughter were ...

Down syndrome abortion bill set for vote in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House is set to vote on a bill banning abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. The bill being considered Wednesday would subject doctors who perform abortions in such cases to criminal penalties and the potential loss of their medical licenses. Also ...

High school football coach resigns, citing death threats

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A high school football coach in southwestern Ohio has resigned after two seasons, saying he received death threats after his teams lost 18 straight games. Lance Engleka resigned Saturday from his position as the head football coach at Middletown High School. In a ...

Kasich-backed Medicaid expansion faces powerful Ohio panel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Medicaid expansion championed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) over many fellow Republicans in Columbus and Washington is hanging in the balance again. A powerful legislative spending panel must decide Monday whether to re-authorize spending for the expansion, ...

Online civics site posts interactive game on Ohio counties

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An online civics education initiative championed by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the late astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn has introduced a new interactive game about Ohio counties. iCivics released Counties Work last week. It teaches ...

Official: Man sought in tot’s death was camping, hitchhiking

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say they believe a man charged in the rape and murder of a 13-month-old girl in Ohio was hitchhiking and camping during two weeks on the run before he was captured in Pennsylvania. A federal marshal says 37-year-old Joshua Gurto was carrying a knife, maps and a ...

Democratic Ohio justice Bill O’Neill launches governor run

By JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The lone Democrat holding statewide office in Ohio joined the governor's race Sunday on a liberal platform of tax incentives for solar power, expanded mental health care and legalized marijuana. Supreme Court Justice ...

Man arrested in death of brother who was stabbed in neck

MARION, Ohio (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in the death of his brother, who was found stabbed in the neck at a home in Ohio. Forty-nine-year-old Marvin Brown died Saturday night at a hospital after emergency responders found him bleeding at a home in Marion, roughly 40 miles (64 ...

Bicyclist who was run over by firetruck sues Ohio city

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student who was struck and run over by a firetruck while riding a bicycle is suing the city of Dayton. The Dayton Daily News reports that then-18-year-old Quinton Kane suffered serious injuries in the collision two years ago. He was riding in a bike lane ...

10-year-old leads police, state troopers on high-speed chase

By MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — A 10-year-old boy led police on a high-speed pursuit that began in Cleveland and ended miles away along the Ohio Turnpike when state troopers boxed him in, and police say it's the second time in two weeks the boy has taken cars on ...

Off-duty Cleveland officer’s gun stolen during assault

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police say an off-duty officer moonlighting as a security guard at a Taco Bell had her gun stolen during an attack by two suspects in the restaurant's parking lot. A department spokeswoman says the officer was in uniform escorting a customer to a vehicle on the ...